ASTRONOMERS TO KNOW
The Moslem- Al Mamon, founded the first school of Astronomy in Baghdad (AD 810)
The Moslem- Al-Sufi, made the first recorded star map and star catalogue (AD 900)
The Chinese and Native Americans- Recorded the supernova in Taurus (AD 1000)
The Polish- Copernicus, published his books about the structure of the solar system in the 1540s.
The Danish- Tycho Brahe, founded the first astronomy report station in 1550.
The Italian- Galileo, made the first telescope for use in the field of astronomy (telescopes were in use before this) 1600.
The American- Percival Lowell, founded Mars Hill in Arizona to observe Mars in the 1890s.
The New Yorkian- Carl Sagan, teaches children and adults the wonders of the Cosmos (1950s to 1990s)